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    Summit Academy Management is hiring a Chief Human Resources Officer

    Date: July 28, 2016
    Summit Academy Management
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    Dear Akron Area SHRM Members, please see this excellent opportunity within our profession available at Summit Academy Management...

    Summit Academy Management (SAM) is a non-profit organization that provides all needed services to the Summit Academy Schools.  With an annual operating budget of $48M, there are 932 staff serving the children of the Summit Academy Schools.

    Summit Academy Schools provide an excellent and individualized education for children with diverse learning styles and challenges due to ADHD, Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.  The schools have small class sizes, highly trained, caring, and patient general and special education teachers who provide instruction in a therapeutic environment.  A specialized curriculum is designed to engage children where they are developmentally and enable them to reach their maximum potential.

    The first Summit Academy School was opened in 1999 in Akron, Ohio.  The School was the evolution of a group of students engaged in a therapeutic martial arts program and a support group of their parents who discussed the needs of their children who had unique learning styles.  Today, 27 Summit Academy Schools, located throughout the State of Ohio, educate more than 3,100 students in grades K – 12.  Additionally, SAM provides educational services to 16 Children’s Residential Centers, also located in Ohio.


    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Reports to:                    Chief Executive Officer

    Location:                        Akron, Ohio

    Job Summary:               The Chief Human Resource Officer fulfills the mission of the Summit Academy Management by providing the strategic vision and operational management for all relevant areas of Human Resources management.   These functions include, but are not limited to talent acquisition and retention, compensations and benefits, performance reviews, professional development and policy and procedure development.  The CHRO will create a strong and innovative infrastructure to facilitate excellent education for our students and a professionally engaging career for our employees.




    • Manage all Human Resources functions to support the mission, vision and values of Summit Academy Management

    • Direct recruitment, hiring, on-boarding, and retention of all staff

    • Review and ensure that the compensation and benefits structure is fair and equitable

    • Develop or revise and implement personnel policies and procedures, consistent with current federal, state, and case law, that facilitates an excellent working environment

    • Improve employee satisfaction by identifying and responding to concerns and developing leadership and morale-building initiatives

    • Develop and implement a goal-setting and performance review process

    • Ensure that staff receive appropriate professional development opportunities

    • Oversee labor relations matters

    • Manage the processes of Workers’ Compensation, enhancing employee safety, reducing and reporting occurrences; Affirmative Action analysis; unemployment claims and hearings

    • Direct the processes of FMLA, general leaves, short-term disability; electronic record keeping, electronic forms

    • Prepare the Human Resources budget and oversee its management, reports, and accountabilities

    • Develop HR metric data to identify trends and keep management updated with periodic reports

    • Perform other duties as assigned by the CEO



    • Commitment to Summit Academy Management’s mission to provide excellent, individualized education for diverse learners

    • Bachelor Degree in Business, HR Management or related discipline, required

    • MBA or other advanced degree and professional certification(s) strongly preferred

    • Minimum of 15 years’ experience, with at least 7 years of demonstrated, successful HR leadership experience

    • Experience creating and implementing HR strategic plans and annual objectives that contribute to the continuous improvement of the organization

    • Proven competence as a leader, trusted advisor, confidant and consensus-builder to senior management, with the ability to advance processes and programs that directly benefit the organization

    • Strong verbal, written and collaboration skills

    • Strong computer skills and knowledge of recruiting software



    • Uncompromising integrity, strong intellect, high moral values

    • Visionary leader, able to manage the “big picture” and also able to implement projects at the detailed, tactical level

    • Strategic, innovative change-agent with a collaborative, confident leadership style

    • Goal-focused, but flexible to adapt to changing needs

    • Firm grasp of current, state-of-the-art HR practices and workforce issues; capable of pragmatic implementation of new concepts

    • Can thrive in a highly transparent environment

    • Highly organized with attention to detail

    • Executive presence



    The compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  An excellent employee benefit program is available.  Travel requirements will be moderate.



    To apply for this position, send resume in confidence to:

    Sara Andreski

    Summit Academy Management